Grape Variety : Chardonnay
Soil : Marl, chalk and limestone.
Site : Savigny white wines are very unusual, the vineyard produces indeed essentially red wines. The particular nature of the soil "Hauts Marconnets" with Marl, chalk and limestone encouraged Chanson to Chardonnay. The vineyard of 2,18 hectares is ideally situated high up in the hill of Savigny, facing south-east, close to the hills of Beaune 1er Crus.
The Vintage 2000 : After a quick bud burst, followed by an early flowering period (beginning of June), some rain and cool temperatures in July slowed down the ripening of the grapes. Good weather at the end of the summer and a prolonged hot period in early September, which ensured good concentration of the juice. Aging in cask during 12 months.
Tasting : Beautiful gold colour. Aromas of pale fleshed fruit (pear), toasted almonds coated with honey with a hint of vanilla. Elegant, refined, well structured, harmonious with a beautiful oak note. Long aftertaste.
Food pairing : Shellfish, fish and some cheeses (like goat cheese).